Thomson Reuters Posted: Jul 03, 2016 5:29 AM ET Last Updated: Jul 03, 2016 5:29 AM ET

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More than 82 people were killed and 200 injured in two bombings that hit Baghdad around midnight Saturday, nearly all of them in a blast targeting a busy shopping area as they celebrated Ramadan, police and medical sources said Sunday.

A truck-refrigerator packed with explosives blew up in Karrada, killing 80 people and injuring at least 200.

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack, in a statement circulated online by supporters of the ultra-hard line Sunni group. It said the blast was a suicide bombing.

The statement said the group had deliberately targeted Shia Muslims.


Iraqis react at the site of the bombing, claimed by ISIS in Baghdad’s central Karrada district. (Sabah Arar/AFP/Getty Images)


The blast ripped through a street in the Karrada district of Baghdad, where many people go to shop ahead of the holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. (Sabah Arar/AFP/Getty Images)

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